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"I was walking through the park one day; in the merry, merry month of May..." and so the song goes.

The merry month of May brings great things to the outdoors, but it also brings great things to the indoors of the Jasper County Public Library.



 

Kids are people too. I know this to be a fact, because my seven year old granddaughter tells me so.

She is observant and comes up with some very thought provoking statements. When she was four years old and her baby brother, Eli, was born, in a very mature voice she said, “You know, baby Eli won’t be a baby forever.”



 

Once in a blue moon,” you “go for broke” and “race against the clock” to find that perfect book to read, and when you do, you realize that you “can’t judge a book by its cover,” because as you read it, you think to yourself, “it’s all Greek to me.”



 

I like to try new things and go to new places, and agree with the late, great Dr. Seuss when he said, “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know depending how far beyond zebra you go.”



 

Scrolling through some Internet sites, I came across this definition of love: “Love is a wildly misunderstood, although highly desirable, malfunction of the heart, which weakens the brain, causes the eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.”

This quote, written by an unknown author, is the very definition of the “L” word in most households, and also in mine, unless ham is the chosen meal for that particular day.



 

 At least once each day, the thought, “What would happen…” runs through my mind. Does it yours?

According to a small article in “Reader’s Digest,” Google, the most powerful search engine in the World Wide Web knows this and comes prepared with statements that complete this thought.



 

I’ve always considered myself an avid reader, and have often said that I will read whatever is in front of me, be it magazines, newspapers or the cereal box.



 

It’s almost Christmas, and my to-do list is growing like Pinocchio’s nose.



 

It is November; a time to reflect on things that we are thankful for.

Some folks take it day by day throughout the month, and count their blessings one by one. I’ve been thinking about all I am thankful for, and, of course I am thankful for family, friends, food on my table, a warm, cozy home and all of the things that most people would consider blessings.



 

Have you heard of the Pickle Principle? At JCPL, the Pickle Principle has become a daily way of making sure that everybody who visits us “gets the pickle!”

The Pickle Principle was hatched by Bob Farrell, an entrepreneur who personally received a letter from a disgruntled customer whose waitress wanted to charge him for an extra slice of pickle on his hamburger.



 

I love one stop shopping. It saves time and energy.

To be able to shop in a department store where I can find grocery items as well as household and other things I need is pretty handy indeed.

In some one stop shopping centers you can even sit down and eat or get a meal-deal to go.



 

David Feldman is popular for his “Imponderables” books. Working as a columnist and sportscaster for a number of years, Dave has been asked questions during that time that he felt everybody wondered about from time to time, and decided to compile them into titles of his own.



 

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Similarly, when visiting neighboring states in the U.S., do as their residents do, and that includes learning their lingo.

Words are a powerful thing, and using them in the right context can mean the difference between getting what you want or walking away empty handed, and maybe even a little red-faced.



 

If you give a mom a muffin, chances are she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it, and as long as it doesn’t get spilled, she’ll probably want a good book, too.



 

I love Facebook; not really to report any news of my own, but to look at photographs and funny things that other people post.